|Native name||田中 れいな|
田中麗奈 (Reina Tanaka)|
November 11, 1989
Reina Tanaka (田中 れいな Tanaka Reina, real name 田中 麗奈, born November 11, 1989) is a Japanese pop-rock singer and a member of the Japanese rock band Lovendor. Her professional first name is written in hiragana to distinguish her from the Japanese actress Rena Tanaka, whose name is written using the same kanji (though with a slightly different reading), who is also from Fukuoka Prefecture. She is a former member of idol group Morning Musume.
Tanaka auditioned for a spot in Morning Musume's 5th Generation in 2001 and passed, but had to leave the training camp when it was found that she was underage. She attempted again in 2002 for a position in the 6th Generation and passed along with members Eri Kamei and Sayumi Michishige, making Tanaka the only member who auditioned twice to get in. She provided the main vocals for the single "Shabondama". She was featured in two solo versions of Memory Seishun no Hikari on a fan club release CD.
In 2003, Tanaka was chosen as a member of new unit Aa!, along with Miyabi Natsuyaki and Airi Suzuki, two Hello! Project Kids members. They released one single, "First Kiss", before going on an indefinite hiatus. The group reformed in 2009, only this time without Tanaka, as she was already in the group High-King. Her place in the group was instead taken by Hello! Pro Egg member Akari Saho.
On March 28, 2008, it was announced that Tanaka would be taking on the voice acting role of Kirara, a main character in Sanrio's anime Onegai My Melody Kirara, the fourth My Melody series. The show premiered on April 6, 2008.
In 2008, Tanaka became the leader of Hello Project's new unit High-King.
It was revealed in late 2009 that Tanaka would be voicing the main/title character of the new anime series, Kaitō Reinya ("Phantom Thief Reinya"). The main character, Reinya, had initially been modeled on Tanaka. The show began airing on January 8, 2010.
Tanaka graduated from Morning Musume on May 21, 2013, and subsequently concentrated her activities on her rock band called LoVendoЯ.
|Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru (聖なる鐘がひびく夜; The Night the Holy Bell Rings (Tanpopo cover))||December 10, 2010|
|Manatsu no Kōsen (真夏の光線; A Ray of Light in the Midsummer (Morning Musume cover) )||January 27, 2011|
|Egao ni Namida: Thank You! Dear My Friends (笑顔に涙~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~; Smiles and Tears ~Thank You! My Dear Friends~ (Aya Matsuura cover))||February 16, 2011|
|Koi no Hana (恋の花; Flower of Love (Natsumi Abe cover) )||February 16, 2011|
|Onegai Miwaku no Target (お願い魅惑のターゲット; Please, Attracting Target (Melon Kinenbi cover) )||March 2, 2011|
|Kōsui (香水; Perfume (Melon Kinenbi cover) )||March 2, 2011|
|H.P. All Stars - All for One & One for All! (#3 Suki ni Naccha Ikenai Hito (Reina Tanaka, Megumi Murakami, Airi Suzuki) )||December 1, 2004|
|Champloo 1: Happy Marriage Song Cover Shū (#6 Heya to Y Shirt to Watashi )||July 15, 2009|
|Petit Best 11 (#12 Mesunda Heart wa Koko Desu ka? (Reina Tanaka with Chorus: Yui Ogura and Buruburuiyaan (Arisa Noto and SachikaMisawa ))||December 15, 2010|
|Hello Hello! Morning Musume 6th Generation Members Shashinshū (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバー写真集)||July 15, 2003||Kadokawa Shoten||ISBN 4-04-894251-4||Photobook with Eri Kamei and Sayumi Michishige.|
|Reina Tanaka (田中れいな写真集「田中れいな」)||November 11, 2004||Wani Books||ISBN 4-8470-2834-1||First solo photobook.|
|Reina (田中れいな写真集「れいな」)||October 15, 2005||Wani Books||ISBN 4-8470-2890-2||Second solo photobook.|
|Shōjo R (田中れいな写真集「少女R」)||May 10, 2006||Wani Books||ISBN 4-8470-2932-1||Third solo photobook.|
|Alo Hello! Reina Tanaka Shashinshū (アロハロ！田中れいな写真集)||February 1, 2007||Kadokawa Shoten||ISBN 4-04-894483-5
|Fourth solo photobook. Photographed in Hawaii.|
|Girl (田中れいな写真集「GIRL」)||September 27, 2007||Wani Books||ISBN 978-4-8470-4041-2||Fifth solo photobook.|
|Re:(Return) (田中れいな写真集全集『Re:（リターン）』)||February 27, 2008||Wani Books||ISBN 978-4-8470-4067-2||Compilation photobook.|
|Very Reina (田中れいな写真集「VERY REINA」)||October 25, 2008||Wani Books||ISBN 978-4-8470-4129-7||Sixth solo photobook.|
|Kira Kira (田中れいな写真集「きら★きら」)||May 9, 2012||Kids Net||ISBN 978-4-0489-5448-8||Seventh solo photobook. Photographed in Guam.|
- Alo Hello! Reina Tanaka DVD (アロハロ！田中れいな DVD Released February 14, 2007)
- Real Challenge!! (Released October 2008)
- e-Hello! "Attracted" DVD (e-Hello! 「Attracted」 DVD Released March 11, 2011)
- Hoshisuna no Shima, Watashi no Shima: Island Dreamin' (星砂の島、私の島～Island Dreamin'～, Released September 29, 2004)
- Yona Yona Penguin (よなよなペンギン, Released December 23, 2009) - Voice of Fairy
- Keitai Deka The Movie 3 Morning Musume Kyushutsu Daisakusen! Pandora no Hako no Himitsu (ケータイ刑事 THE MOVIE3 モーニング娘。救出大作戦！～パンドラの箱の秘密, Released February 5, 2011)
- Vampire Stories: Chasers (ヴァンパイア・ストーリーズ:Chasers, Released December 27, 2011)
- Ribbon no Kishi: The Musical (リボンの騎士 ザ ミュージカル, 2006)
- Cinderella the Musical (シンデレラtheミュージカル, 2008) – as Stepsister Joy
- Ojigi de Shape Up! (おじぎでシェイプアップ!, 2009) – as Reina Kuroda
- Fashionable (ファッショナブル, 2010) - as Rui Kusakabe
- Taisho Romance of the Stylish Detective King Blue Ruby Murder Case (大正浪漫ハイカラ探偵王 青いルビー殺人事件, 2011)
- Reborn: Inochi no Audition (リボーン～命のオーディション～, 2011) - as Bebe
- Stacy's Shojo Saisatsu Kageki (ステーシーズ 少女再殺歌劇, 2012) - as Eiko
All shows listed were broadcast by TV Tokyo, with the exception of Kaitō Reinya, which was aired on ANN's KBC TV channel, Hanbun ESPer which aired on FujiTVTWO and Sūgaku Joshi Gakuen which aired on Nippon Television.
|Show||Start date||End date|
|Hello! Morning (ハロー！モーニング。)||2003||April 1, 2007|
|Sore Yuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)||September 29, 2003||December 26, 2003|
|Futarigoto (二人ゴト)||June 1, 2004||June 4, 2004|
|August 18, 2004||August 26, 2004|
|Musume Dokyu! (娘DOKYU!)||May 13, 2005||September 29, 2006|
|Uta Doki! Pop Classics (歌ドキッ！POP CLASSICS)||October 2, 2006||March 17, 2008|
|Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)||April 8, 2007||September 28, 2008|
|Onegai My Melody Kirara (Voice) (おねがい♪マイメロディ きららっ☆)||April 6, 2008||March 29, 2009|
|Yorosen! (よろせん!)||October 6, 2008||March 27, 2009|
|Kaitō Reinya (怪盗レーニャ) (Voice)||January 8, 2010||March 26, 2010|
|Hanbun ESPer (半分エスパー) (Guest)||January 15, 2010||March 19, 2010|
|Sūgaku Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)||January 11, 2012||March 28, 2012|
|Program||Start date||End date||Station|
|TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu (TBC Funふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)||April 18, 2005||April 29, 2005||TBC Radio|
|May 16, 2005||April 27, 2005|
|Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!)||June 26, 2005||September 22, 2008||ABC Radio|
|Five Stars||October 3, 2007||Feb 25, 2010||InterFM|
|ReinaTime (れいなたいむ)||April 4, 2012 (Ongoing)||RKB Radio|
|Title||Start date||End date||Publication|
|Tanaka(me)sen (タナカ（め）せん)||June 12, 2006 (Ongoing)||--||CD&DL Data|
- "Reina Tanaka's profile" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
- "Morning Musume’s Tanaka Reina goes on a date". Tokyohive. January 2011.
- "TVO "Onegai My Melody Kirara" 番組サイトオープン" (in Japanese). Saishin Anime Jōhō. March 28, 2008. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
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